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The Face of Fear
Rock of Angels
Worthy effort from these Danish thrash vets
Three albums in five years and the third in a row with singer Michael Dahl. This Danish thrash band continues pushing the heavy load with an electrifying mix of burners, groovers and bangers. The production is really dry, but a fitting (punishing?) backdrop for the chaotic sound. "New Rage" is brimming over with groove while "Through the Ages of Atrocity" has this punky, hard rock sort of feel. It's all mosh-heavy in delivery and purpose but flirting with commercial accessibility. This is probably the best the band has been since Soren left.
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